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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Book Review: Awakening

Summary:  Kallie Andreas is a mystery, even to herself.
 Seven years ago Kallie woke up in a New York City museum, injured and traumatized. Alone and unclaimed. Despite her shattered memories, she's made a quiet life for herself as museum curator. But then the blackouts start. Lost time, stranded in terrifying danger, frantic visions that can't be real.
 And now Kallie's journal has morphed into something else... What began as a romantic fairy tale becomes the tale of a woman plunged into crisis in the ancient misty islands of Minoan Greece, home to myth and legend.
 When a mysterious billionaire invites Kallie to scour the black market with him for the most valuable of all Minoan treasures, Kallie can't resist. Dimitri is wealthy, charming and good-looking, but she's not interested--not in someone who's clearly hiding secrets of his own.
 Meanwhile, Kallie's memories are bleeding through and her journal has turned violent. She's teetering on the verge of a breakthrough, but what devastating truth has she been suppressing?

Thoughts: First off, let me just remind you all that I am not a big fan of romances. At all. Ever. So that is going to show in this review.
This is definitely a romance where the girl falls for the guy the moment he enters and yet there is some sort of talk about walls of the heart and  secrets and not wanting to be in a relationship...that happens anyways. (Sigh). It's not a bad book though. On the contrary I did find the parts about Greek myths fascinating and I loved the way the two different stories were woven together! While not much of a fan of ancient myths, I do love fairy-tales and give a nod of appreciation to their founders and roots and greatly enjoy a good retelling. Not to mention I loved the wonderful descriptions of the places they traveled to. I won't spoil it since a few caught me by surprise and made my day, but the second to last place was my favorite! So...I didn't like the romance (which was a large part of the of it...ok, just most) but I definitely appreciated the rest. A dash of adventure and plenty of thrilling travel with two separate stories slowly coming together for the big reveal! While not a favorite for me, I would undoubtedly suggest this for any Romance fan!

Content: Nothing really other than the fact that the main guy and girl start being touchy and kissy really early on. Not exactly in an offensive way, but the guy is constantly reaching for her to clasp her hands, hug, kiss, or even stroke her head and face. They are, obviously, meant to be together, but I was pretty surprised at his boldness and her lack of resistance. Aside from that there's a teensy bit of violence and another girl who's a bit of a flirt. Overall though, I would say this book is almost entirely clean.

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